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Adrian Smith is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader in the life science and in-vitro diagnostics field. Both OGT and its parent company Sysmex Corporation are united in the conviction that he is an ideal fit for the next stage of OGT’s growth. Smith joins the company from breakthrough diagnostic and medical imaging solutions company, Hologic, where he was General Manager of the UK and Ireland. Prior to this he held leadership positions in Qiagen and Roche —both leading diagnostic companies—and brings a wealth of sector experience.

Under the decisive leadership of Anson, OGT made great strides in developing its molecular diagnostics portfolio of CytoCell® FISH probes, CytoSure® microarray and NGS products and SureSeq™ NGS panels. He commented, “It has been a pleasure and an honour to serve at OGT for the past 16 years. This is a company truly devoted to its customers with a unique and dedicated team that go above and beyond every day. I know this is an ethos that Adrian strongly shares and I can’t think of a better person to take OGT forward.”

As CEO, Smith will now lead the company in its next chapter as OGT looks to reinforce, develop, and grow its mission to improve clinical care by partnering with its customers. OGT’s support, expertise and comprehensive range of genomic solutions are already highly regarded, with the focus now on expanding the portfolio and increasing the accessibility to these worldwide.

Smith commented “I’m excited to join OGT at this moment in the company’s development. John has done a fantastic job steering this team – it’s rare to come across a company so passionate and dedicated to partnering with its customers to improve clinical care. I am dedicated to continuing John’s legacy by leveraging my drive, enthusiasm and experience to help continue to guide this exceptional team in this mission and through this next exciting phase of organic and inorganic growth.”

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